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COMODIA 2017 Conference Overview
Background and Purpose
    The International Conference on Modeling and Diagnostics for Advanced Engine Systems (COMODIA) has a long history. The first COMODIA was held in 1985, under the name “The International Symposium on the Diagnostics and Modeling of Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines” and was organized by the Engine System Division of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME). Subsequently, COMODIA was held in 1990, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2012. Initially, papers were presented on combustion diagnostics and modeling internal combustion engines, including papers on laser diagnostics, numerical simulation, and combustion technologies, and great contributions to the development of internal combustion engines were made. However, because of increasing demands for engine performance, more integrated and broader strategies have been required of engineers and researchers in the field of engine systems. Therefore, the full name of the conference was changed in 2008 though the name of COMODIA has been used. Now, we are facing the next stage of development of engine systems, which requires the achievement of greater thermal efficiency with reduced exhaust emissions.
    COMODIA 2017 will have five sessions on special topics: “Modeling for engine simulation”; “Heat transfer measurement and analysis”; “Chemical reaction analysis”; “Novel measurement”; and “After treatment”. Other topics are welcome, including various combustion technologies for internal combustion engines and engine control.
    This conference considers all engines, regardless of the size of the engine, including car, ship, stationary gas, and small engines. One of the objectives of COMODIA was to reveal physical and chemical phenomena in internal combustion engines. Another purpose was to provide a discussion opportunity for researchers and engineers, gathered from all over the world, to create technologies to control engines under the best conditions based on scientific knowledge through modeling.
Conference Schedule
July 25, (Tu.), 2017          Registration and Welcome Party
July 26, (Wed.), 2017       Opening, Keynote Speech 1 and Technical Sessions
July 27, (Th.), 2017          Keynote Speech 2&3, Technical Sessions and Banquet
July 28, (Fri.), 2017          Technical Sessions
Topics and Subjects of the Conference
Keynote Speeches
·  Prof. Norimasa Iida, Keio University, Japan
Prof. Per Tunestål, Lund University, Sweden
·  Mr. Mitsuo Hitomi, Mazda Corporation, Japan
Organized Sessions for Special Topics
·  OS-1: Modeling for engine simulation
Organizer: Yasuo MORIYOSHI, Chiba Univ., Tsukasa HORI, Osaka Univ., Makoto NAGAOKA, Toyota Central R&D
·  OS-2: Heat transfer measurement and analysis
Organizer: Hidenori KOSAKA, Tokyo Institute of  Tech., Hiroyuki YAMASHITA, Mazda Corporation
·  OS-3: Chemical reaction analysis
Organizer: Kotaro TANAKA, Ibaraki Univ., Yasuyuki SAKAI, Fukui Univ., Kotaro HASHIMOTO, Honda R&D
·  OS-4: Novel measurement
Organizer: Nobuyuki KAWAHARA, Okayama Univ., Tomonori URUSHIHARA, Mazda Corporation
·  OS-5: After treatment
Organizer: Takao FUKUMA, Toyota Motor, Jin KUSAKA, Waseda Univ., Masaru OGURA, Univ. of Tokyo
General Subjects for Presentation
·  Diesel Combustion
    Combustion process, Mixture formation, PM and NOx control in cylinder
·  SI Combustion
    Combustion process, Mixture formation, Knock, DI-SI combustion
·  HCCI/RCCI/PCCI Combustion
    Combustion process and control, Fuel effect, Engine control
·  Spray and Spray Combustion
    Fuel injection, Spray, Spray combustion, Atomization, Nozzle
Combustion, Thermal and Fluid Science
    Chemical reactions, Fundamental issues in combustion, Heat transfer
    and fluid engineering
·  Measurement and Diagnostics
    Laser diagnostics, Imaging, Gas sampling and analysis, Sensors
·  Modeling and Simulation
    CFD, CI and SI combustion model, RANS, LES and DNS, Engine system simulation
·  Exhaust Emissions and Measurements
    After-treatment for CI and SI engines, Emission measurement and testing
·  Fuels
    Gaseous fuels, Alternative fuels
·  Gas Engine
    Combustion in stationary gas engine
·  Lubricants, Engines and Engine Components
    Lubricants and additives, Newly developed engines, Supercharging
·  Engine Control
    Variable system (valve, compression ratio, flow rate etc.), On-board system
·  Thermal Management 
Reviewing Process
A two-step qualification process is adopted for papers to be presented at COMODIA 2017. In the first step, all the abstracts submitted are evaluated. In the second step, full papers are evaluated by reviewers.

Abstract submission must be made through online abstract submission system not later than January 27, 2017. Abstract should be no longer than 300 words. Abstract should include title, first and family names of contact person, all author(s) name(s), affiliation(s), full address with postal code, telephone/fax number, email address and some key words. Acceptance notification will be made by February 17, 2017.

Authors of accepted contributions are required to submit full-paper drafts not later than March 31, 2017. Reviewers' comments will be sent to the authors for possible revision in the second step. Acceptance notification for presentation will be made by April 28, 2017. The final camera-ready paper to be included in the proceedings must be received by May 19, 2017.
Presentation Award
Young speakers at COMODIA, who are JSME members or member candidates, will become candidates for "Best Presentation Award of the Engine Systems Division" and "JSME Fellowship Outstanding Presentation Award for Young Engineers".
Requirements for candidates
Best Presentation Award of the Engine Systems Division
The speaker is a JSME member and 35 years old or younger at the time of the presentation.
JSME Fellowship Outstanding Presentation Award for Young Engineers
The speaker is a JSME member and under 26 years old as of April 1, 2018.
Official Language and Units
The official language is English, and SI units should be used.
Registration Fee
On and Before May 31, 2017 (On web site)
·  Regular on web site
Member/Speaker : 50,000JPY
Non-member       : 55,000JPY
·  Student on web site
Member/Speaker : 15,000JPY
Non-member       : 20,000JPY
·  Banquet
*The consumption tax (8%) is included in the above prices.
On and After June 1, 2017 (On desk)
·  Regular on desk
Member/Speaker : 55,000JPY
Non-member       : 60,000JPY
·  Student on desk
Member/Speaker : 18,000JPY
Non-member       : 23,000JPY
·  Banquet
*The consumption tax (8%) is included in the above prices.
Cooperating Organizations
The Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
The Visualization Society of Japan
Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems - Japan
The Japan Institute of Energy
Gas Turbine Society of Japan
Combustion Society of Japan
The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering
Japan Internal Combustion Engine Federation
Japan Land Engine Manufacturers Association
The Japan Petroleum Institute
Catalysis Society of Japan
The Ceramic Society of Japan
Japan Society for Environmental Biotechnology
The Japan Society of Fluid Mechanics
The Japan Society for Computational Engineering and Science
Japan Society for Simulation Technology
Turbomachinery Society of Japan

(C) 2015 The Engine Systems Division, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers